We are now open

After being closed for six years for refurbishment, the historic Grade II-listed Tunnels are now open.

Visitors can once again cycle or walk from one side of the River Tyne to the other and experience the unique structure which has been a key link for the people of Tyneside since 1951.

The Tunnels will be OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK FROM 6AM TO 8PM until further notice, when they will be open 24 hour a day.

For the time being, access will be via THE VERTICAL LIFTS ONLY.  The vertical lifts have limited capacity, so users are requested to be patient at busy times and allow more time for their journeys.

The Shuttle Bus, which has operated throughout the closure period, will continue to operate until the end of August.

The Night Service for permit holders will continue to operate as normal until the Tunnels are fully open.

The restricted opening hours are the result of continued delays to the installation of the new inclined lifts. Once their installation is complete, the free-to-use Tunnels will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Tunnels form part of the National Cycle Network (Route 72).